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Housestaff Projects

After conducting research projects with their respective mentors, many residents choose to create posters and abstract presentations for local, regional, and national competition submission. The American College of Physicians offers an annual Colorado meeting and a local Denver meeting every year at which many residents present research abstracts. In addition, there is a Department of Medicine Research Day with excellent participation by and many award winners among the housestaff. Divisions within the Department of Medicine support residents to present at national subspecialty meetings. Each year, our residents receive recognition and awards at local, state and national meetings.​

​                                          Resident Research Projects 
                                     AY 2016-2017 
                                (in alphabetical order)

  • A retrospective review of 60 patients with ampullary adenocarcinoma
  • Addressing partner violence and reproductive coercion in native health settings
  • Alcohol substance abuse in patients admitted to the medical ICU as a factor in family member psychological distress
  • Alpha2c adrenergic receptor genotype is strongly associated with changes in the beta-1-gene signaling network in nonischemic dilated in patients undergoing beta blocker therapy
  • Arterial Ischemic Time and Biliary Stricturing in Liver Transplant Patients
  • Assessment of Efforts to Reduce Health Disparities among American Indians with Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Assessing Perceptions of Spanish-speaking Patients on the Hospital Discharge Process
  • Critical illness polyneuromyopathy ICD-9 code reliability study
  • Defining the impact of alcohol abuse and aging on outcomes in respiratory failure
  • Developing and implementing a delirium workup and treatment order-set
  • Effect of pharmacologic sulfation antagonist on pulmonary endothelial glycocalyx remodeling after sepsis
  • Endosomal regulation of TLR signaling in autoimmunity
  • Episodic home-based care at home: use of an independent mobile healthcare team
  • Evaluation of biliary strictures in Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis using probe-based confocal laser endomicroscopy
  • Evaluation of genetic causes of cardiomyopathy
  • Exploring the use of targeted next-generation sequencing in the risk stratification of early and advanced stage colorectal cancer
  • Glycocalyx degradation differs between direct & indirect lung injury
  • Heart failure outcomes, a factor of race?
  • Identifying local triggers for palliative care consultation in the medical Intensive Care Unit
  • ILD vs. PAH in Systemic Sclerosis
  • Improving outside hospital transfers
  • Inotropes as palliative therapy in stage D heart failure: A systematic review
  • Lab rotation
  • Measuring resilience in Pulmonary Hypertension patients
  • Neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio a new predictor of mortality in patients with acute on chronic liver failure
  • Non-Cardiac surgery in cardiac transplant recipients: perioperative morbidity and mortality
  • Opinion on cannabis use in the elderly
  • Optimizing prediction of future Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Orbital atherectomy and DCB angioplasty for femoropopliteal disease
  • Outpatient follow-up in patients with unhealthy alcohol use following hospital discharge
  • Predictors of increase laser pulses during Laser Lead Extraction
  • Pregnancy intention in a multidisciplinary primary care practice: every woman, every time.
  • Prevalence of Gonorrhea and Chlamydia infections among HIV-infected men by anatomic site, symptomatology, and HIV viral load
  • Prospective evaluation of individual pCLE criteria in the examination of indeterminate biliary structures
  • Proteomic analysis as a potential non-invasive method for identifying vasoreactivity in patients with IPAH
  • Repeat VT ablation in midmyocardial circuits
  • Right ventricular strain to screen for scleroderma-associated pulmonary arterial hypertension
  • Role of liver non-parenchymal cells in the innate immune response to viral and bacterial pathogens
  • Safety profile of NYHA class 4 patients with VT
  • Safety and efficacy of total neoadjuvant therapy approach in the management of locally advanced rectal cancer
  • Sex differences in Ventricular Repolarization Properties following a brief period of ischemia in patients with structural heart disease: potential predictors of subsequent VT / VF
  • Sputum antibodies to citrullinated protein antigens (ACPA) in patients with established rheumatoid arthritis and subjects-at-risk for future disease
  • The decision point: patient perspectives on initiating chronic opiate therapy
  • The patterns of use of Oncotype diagnosis in predicting chemotherapy administration in node-positive early stage breast cancer
  • Treatment of MDS by CAR T cells activated against CD 123
  • Utilization patterns and hospital-specific factors on PT, OT and ST for critically ill patients with Acute Respiratory Failure
  • Validation of housekeeping gene expression in lung injury​
  • Vascular manifestations Alpha-I Antitrypsin Deficiency
  • Vitamin and mineral content of over the counter vs. prescription prenatal vitamins
  • VT ablation in Adult Congenital Heart Disease